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International Conference on the OSCE Future Held in Geneva

On October 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international conference on the future of the OSCE in the context of the acute crisis in relations between Russia and the West On October 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international ...


The OSCE, Ukraine, and peace process

This article concentrates on discussing the OSCE performance during the crisis At the beginning of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, the OSCE acted unexpectedly promptly for an organization deeply divided for years. Although the revitalization of its relatively autonomous institutions and mechanisms ...


When writings on the wall are ignored

... considerable destabilisation or provocation on the contact line. Recently the Ukrainian forces on the contact line sharply intensified the shelling of the separatists’ positions, which returned fire. Who has been doing what is clearly obvious from the OSCE Monitoring Mission maps (for example, for 17-19 February). What was also very strange that the US and UK called off their stuff from the mission, which could be taken as their desire to prevent the mission from further monitoring. The last straw ...


Text of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Mr. Sergey Lavrov`s written message on Indivisibility of Security addressed to the Heads of Foreign / External Affairs Ministers / Secretaries of the US, Canada and several European countries

... indivisible security that is fundamental to the entire European security architecture. We believe it is necessary to immediately clarify this issue, as it will determine the prospects for future dialogue. The Charter for European Security signed at the OSCE Summit in Istanbul in November 1999 formulated key rights and obligations of the OSCE participating States with respect to indivisibility of security. It underscored the right of each participating State to be free to choose or change its security ...


India — Pakistan and Russia — Ukraine: What if We Compare the Two?

... administration, has already existed longer than the Soviet Union. Although it did lose its eastern provinces back in 1971, which would later become the independent state of Bangladesh. Andrey Kortunov: To Stay or Not to Stay? Seven Concerns Russia Has about the OSCE Besides, potentials of the legs in both pairs are obviously asymmetric. India is far larger, richer and stronger than Pakistan, while the same is true for Russia vis-a-vis Ukraine. That said, neither Pakistan nor Ukraine is so weak that India or ...


OSCE Role in Arms Control Discussed at Russia-NATO International Expert Dialogue Meeting

... public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states. The organizers of the dialog on the Russian side included RAS Institute for the U.S. and Canadian Studies and RAS Institute of Europe. The first meeting focused on the role of the OSCE in the field of arms control and confidence-building measures in Europe. Keynote speech was made by Ambassador Thomas Greminger, former OSCE Secretary General. The discussion was moderated by Sergey Rogov, Academic Director of RAS Institute for the ...


Meeting with Polish Ambassador to Russia Krzysztof Krajewski

... course of the meeting with the Polish diplomat included bilateral Russian-Polish relations, as well as more general issues of Russia's interaction with the European Union and NATO. The discussion also touched upon the prospects for the development of the OSCE in the context of the upcoming Polish chairmanship of this organization in 2022. The Polish Ambassador was informed about RIAC short-term work plans on the European vector of research.


Meeting with Austrian Diplomat Martin Sajdik

On November 19, 2020, Martin Sajdik, renowned Austrian diplomat, international lawyer and public figure, former Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, visited Russian International Affairs Council. In the course of the meeting, the sides discussed issues of possible interaction ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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